Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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SURPRISE!!! Ani DiFranco, clearly sheltered, obliviously privileged, creator of the most milquetoast, white-girl art ever, doesn’t have the sense to plan a retreat, supposedly with a social justice motive, somewhere that expresses an ethic appropriate to the event or at least [that] doesn’t celebrate the historical enslavement of black people. SHOCKER. I bet she ‘has black friends’.

My pal Will on Ani DiFranco’s casually racist selection of a New Orleans plantation for a “social justice” retreat. She gave a psuedo-apology today announcing her decision to cancel the retreat.

Her statement smacks of “can’t we all just get along” topped off with a dash of “sorry you were offended”, sprinkled with victimhood.

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Which Side Are You On?

Ani Difranco performing her updated version of “Which Side Are You On?” in Chicago earlier this year.

I would like to send this out to ANY politicians running for office this year. It’s time to decide, which side are you on?

Mr. President, even though you’re not up for re-election this year, which side are you on?


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